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January 22, 2021: Fuel efficiency increases for light-duty vehicles has slowed to only around 1.3% per year in recent years — down from roughly 2% in the handful of years prior, and well below the roughly 3% needed merely to keep total global car emissions from rising.
January 21, 2021: In rich countries, every sector of the economy reduced its contribution to climate change last year — with one big gas-guzzling exception.
January 20, 2021: Thanks to a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision yesterday vacating Trump-era rules for coal-fired power plants, the U.S. EPA has a clean slate to adopt new greenhouse gas emissions limits and President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will have a clearer path to meet his Paris Agreement climate change goals.
January 19, 2021: A coalition of 13 states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a rule that allows some major polluters to follow less-stringent standards for some dangerous substances. The legal petition filed Tuesday doesn’t lay out the...
January 16, 2021: PepsiCo pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its value chain by more than 40% before 2030 and to reach net-zero by 2040, a decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement.
January 15, 2021: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we drill deeper on carbon capture and look at the ramifications of buying and selling water futures.
January 13, 2021: When it comes to carbon emissions coal is king, even though it’s been over 10 years since coal abdicated its throne as the primary source of electricity in the United States.
January 12, 2021: Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement.
January 12, 2021: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions experienced a more than 10 percent drop amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the largest decrease in annual emissions since World War II, according to a report released Tuesday by the research firm Rhodium Group.The...
January 12, 2021: The uncontrollable spread of the coronavirus led to huge declines in greenhouse emissions from the transportation, industry and power sectors across the country.
January 12, 2021: A report by the Rhodium Group says the pandemic resulted in a 10.3% drop in greenhouse gas emissions – but the downward trend might not stick.
January 12, 2021: Reduced travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year resulted in the lowest level of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in three decades, according to a preliminary analysis released Tuesday.
January 7, 2021: Climate disaster could be curtailed within a couple of decades if net zero emissions are reached, new study showsThe world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-heating emissions means global temperatures could stabilize within just a couple of decades, scientists say.For many year...
January 5, 2021: Greenhouse gas emissions that have already been released will warm the Earth to a level beyond goals that have been set in international agreements, according to a new paper. New calculations published in the journal Nature...
December 31, 2020: Although the UK has been given a six-year reprieve from losing access to the EU's energy market, its businesses will from tomorrow no longer be in the union's cap-and-trade system.
December 30, 2020: Daniel Yergin, who knows a thing or two about the oil and gas industry, says it’s an 7 trillion economy and will take decades to changeover.
December 21, 2020: The spending package Congress is poised to vote on Monday includes investments in clean energy and provisions to capture carbon pollution and reduce the use of powerful greenhouse gasses. In what supporters are hailing as a win in the battle...
December 21, 2020: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., all announced they would join a cap-and-trade program for cars and trucks. But many bigger states have yet to join.
December 21, 2020: IT’S MONDAY!!! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at...
December 17, 2020: The European Union’s Court of Justice decision is binding, potentially adding billions more to the estimated €30 billion the diesel-emissions cheat has already cost Volkswagen.
December 17, 2020: Top environmental groups launched a new campaign Thursday to pressure President-elect Joe Biden to take executive action to try to curb fossil fuel emissions.The progressive organizations launched the Build Back Fossil Free campaign, a reference to...
December 16, 2020: New research details major infrastructure work — including immense construction projects — that would need to start right away to achieve Biden’s goal of zero emissions by 2050.
December 14, 2020: Cutting U.S. industry emissions to nearly zero could boost GDP 3.3% and create 5 million jobs by 2050 - an investment that will pay for itself in economic growth and help boost industrial competitiveness.
December 14, 2020: The company said it would reduce emissions by 15 to 20 percent by 2025 compared with 2016 levels. Here’s the latest.
December 11, 2020: Scientists brand 7% decline a ‘drop in the ocean’ and call on governments to push ahead with structural changesGreenhouse gas emissions, which plunged by a record amount this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are set to rebound next year as restrictions are lifted further and governments strive to return...